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the attack. the brutal killing of one of tamerlan tsarnaev's best friends unsolved since 2011 is now being reviewed with a, quote, wider group of eyes. we'll show you a controlled explosion of a pressure cooker bomb as experts work to learn all they can about these cheap and deadly devices. i'm wolf blitzer in boston and you're in "the situation room." here in boston investigators are learning more about the suspects in last week's bloody massacres. here are the latest developments. a government official tells cnn the surviving suspect told investigators the wars in afghanistan and iraq were motivating factors in the attacks. a new hampshire fireworks store confirms tamerlan tsarnaev bought two reloadable mortar kits with 48 shells but law enforcement officials say it wasn't enough for explosions of the size that occurred in boston. an 8-year-old bombing victim martin richard was buried today after a private funeral mass. his parents issued a statement saying, and i'll read it to you, we laid our son martin to rest and he is now at peace. just minutes ago the sisters of the bombing suspect
was known about the older suspect who is now dead, tamerlan tsarnaev, and this trip ta hat he took to rusa last year. law makes want to know why is it that tamerlan tsarnaev was able to make this trip in the first place. should he have been stopped before he went overseas? when overseas what did he do? what was he up to when he was over there? some of this is stemming from some of the conflicting stories, quite frankly, chris, from federal officials over tamerlan tsarnaev's status. senator lindsey graham, republican from south carolina, told reporters yesterday that tamerlan was on a no-fly list, that he was on some sort of terror watch list a federal law enforcement official has told cnn that is not the case. and senator charles grassley, graham's republican colleague in the senate, asked secretary janet napolitano from the department of homeland security about the discrepancy earlier this morning. here's bit of that exchange. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia, and if you weren't, the reason? >> the travel in 2012 that you're referring to? yes, the system pinged when h
that the fbi has told you that they missed tamerlan leaving the country and going to russia because maybe his name was misspelled, that was one of the reasons given. we just heard from secretary napolitano that he did indeed, and these are her words, ping when he left the united states, and then the investigation seemed to be cleared during his time away. where ills the discrepancy? what is the truth? because it goes to the question, is our system working or isn't it? >> clearly it's not working. i'm dumbfounded wither 4 answer. i was told dar -- with her answer. i was told two nights ago in march they got a letter from the russian intelligence services that the older brother was a radical islamist, watch out for him. they claimed to have interviewed him. they interviewed his family. they went to the school he was attending and interviewed people. they sent the file back to russia in october of 2011, asked for more information and they never heard from them again and they claimed the system did not pick him going to russia in january of 2012 because the name was mis misspelled. now i hear fro
homeland security secretary janet napolitano pointed questions about the investigation of tamerlan tsarnaev and his six months in hush shah. >> was your department aware of his travels to russia and, if you weren't, the reason. >> the travel in 2012 that you are referring to? yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the united states. by the time he returned, all investigations had been -- the matter had been closed. >> but napolitano's statements fbi member and judiciary committee. >> the fbi told me they had no knowledge of him leaving or coming back. the name was misspelled so i would like to talk to you more about this case. how this man left, where he went and when we say there was no broader plot here, i just don't know how in the world we know that at this early stage. >> during his trip last year, russian media reporting that tamerlan tried to renew his passport and abruptly left the country before picking it up with no slangs. a russian newspaper editor explaining to fox today the russians simply don't have a no fly list, shep. >> shepard: that was a public hearing on capitol hil
the road where the two boston marathon suspects, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev were engaging in this gunfight with police. we'll scroll through a couple of these pictures. keep your eyes here on the screen. the photos here show the brothers huddling behind a stolen suv at times as we reported through the hours last week, shooting at police, before this older brother tamerlan charges, runs towards these officers here, then he's seen lying in the street. the suv driven by his younger brother who we know is in fair condition at this hour at a hospital here in boston, he's in the car, accelerates toward his older brother, on the ground. >> what is the context for that? do they believe he was trying to escape, do they believe he was trying to maybe separate his brother from the officers or is there anything on this? >> i think his brother was on the ground, his brother was enga engaging, strapped with explosives and the younger brother from everything i've gleaned wants to get out of there. >> maybe because of the explosives. what does he wind up doing? >> ultimately gets out of t
with police just hours after the fbi released surveillance images of them near the bombings. tamerlan was killed in the shootout, and police say his younger brother drove over him when fleeing. the brothers are ethnic chechens from russia who have lived in the u-s for about 10 years. investigators are also looking into tamerlan's six month trip to russia last year. it's unclear what he was doing there.or if he had any contact with terror groups. >> pam: funeral services were held today for one of the victims killed in the boston bombings -- krystle campbell. mourners hung an american flag outside the church in medford, massachusetts. hundreds of family and friends packed a church there. while dozens more waited outside after being turned away because the church was full. family members held a wake for the 29-year-old on sunday. another victim killed by bomb blasts at the boston marathon has been honored at a memorial tonight at boston university. graduate student lu lingzi was described as a sweet- hearted woman. passionate about piano, her studies and loving life. hundreds attended t
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